Melvin is certain he’s the unluckiest monkey in the world. He’s run out of bananas, thinks he has a terrible disease, and decides nobody can help, not even his best friend, Pete. What ensues is a tale of true friendship, devotion, and the importance of making your own luck. With wonderful line-drawn and color illustrations, Claudia Boldt creates a unique cast of character Melvin is certain he’s the unluckiest monkey in the world. He’s run out of bananas, thinks he has a terrible disease, and decides nobody can help, not even his best friend, Pete. What ensues is a tale of true friendship, devotion, and the importance of making your own luck. With wonderful line-drawn and color illustrations, Claudia Boldt creates a unique cast of characters in this humorous and sweet story.Praise for Melvin: The Luckiest Monkey in the World"Working in a palette of creamy pastel colors, Boldt (Odd Dog) creates charming city scenes filled with adorable boutiques and markets bursting with produce and fish—just one more thing Melvin takes for granted."--Publishers Weekly...
|Title||:||Melvin: The Luckiest Monkey in the World|
|Number of Pages||:||32 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Melvin: The Luckiest Monkey in the World Reviews
Melvin really isn't the "unluckiest" monkey in the world, he's just the least grateful and whiniest. He has a great friend in Pete the penguin, who is always trying to lift up his spirits and points out the good in Melvin's life, but Melvin doesn't recognize that friendship until Pete buys him bananas. It's tough to like a book when you don't like the main character at all! Pete is actually a very cute character, but there were times I didn't understand the illustrations -- a pig race in the middle of the book for no reason??? I would be interested in a child's review of the book, but I was not thrilled.
This is a story of a monkey who believes he is the unluckiest monkey in the world, a series of bad events happen to him. However he begins to realise these do not matter as his friendship to the penguin makes him the luckiest monkey ever.A great story to tell young children to show the value of friendship, and could be a nice PSHE lesson, you could start with the story and ask them to list different things they like about their friends, or get them to think about what makes a good friend. Also it could be used for RE/PSHE and discussions about what is meant by luck. I suggest that children in KS1 will really enjoy this book. I thought it was a beautiful book with simple language that all children could understand, yet the pictures are explanatory enough that children with little English could also enjoy this book.
This is a wonderful book. The title caught my eye because I have a son that acts just like Melvin a lot of the time. I think it is a great illustration of exaggerated 'finding stuff wrong' and whining, and I read it with two of my sons (9 and 7) when they came home saying they had the worst day ever, and it turned their moods around.
I don't usually dislike picture books... but I didn't much care for this one. Poor Pete, having to deal with that whiny monkey and then buying HIM bananas when Pete finally told that monkey off... Melvin deserved it. I didn't care much for the story, the moral wasn't well executed, and the illustrations weren't very special. Guess this one just wasn't for me.
Melvin is a very odd looking monkey. He might be a monkey bear hybrid. He has no bananas and so thinks he is unlucky. His friends don't help much and it's just an overly long blah of a book.It also looks a bit too similar to Oliver Jeffers' style for my taste.
A cute idea, but I do not find this a very attractive book. And Melvin could just as easily be a bear as a monkey.
I just liked this one okay. It seemed very choppy.
Melvin is a bit of a drag and suffers from serious self-persecution syndrome but Pete the Penguin sticks by him despite his woebegone demeanor. Cute line drawing illustrations.
The story of a whiney monkey who believes himself to be unlucky until he is helped by a friend to see that things are not so bad after all.